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Garry Newlove murder to feature on new TV show
5:00pm Friday 27th September 2013 in News
THE murder of father-of-three Garry Newlove will be the focus of the next episode of the ‘Crimes that shook Britain’ series on Sunday.
The 47-year-old was kicked to death by a group of drunk teenagers on August 10 2007 with the incident sending shockwaves throughout the town and the rest of the country.
The Crime and Investigation Network programme speaks to Garry’s family, police and members of the press around the night he died, the gang’s arrest and subsequent trial and the aftermath.
Speaking on the programme, Garry’s wife Helen said: “Garry lost his life, my daughters lost their father and I lost a husband.
“You see the neck collar, but his head was so swollen...it made me feel physically sick.
“I still say to this day that there was a footprint on his forehead that was a footprint of a trainer.”
Garry, who had previously battled and beaten stomach cancer, had suffered a brain haemorrhage following the attack and two days after asking some boys to stop kicking a car, Helen agrees to switching off his life support.
Ian Rushton, chief crown prosecutor for CPS Cheshire, said: “They did not stop kicking Mr Newlove even while he was lying on the ground dying from his injuries."
Following a traumatic court case, three members of the gang were jailed for murder but police family liaison officer Christine Stubbs and former Warrington Guardian reporter Neil Docking both comment on the programme the defendants laughed and joked their way through proceedings.
Neil added: “The youths involved in the case didn’t seem to have any respect for the proceedings, no real sense of the magnitude of the case and of what they’d done and (that) the eyes of the country were on them.
“They were laughing and joking and making a mockery of the proceedings.
“Garry Newlove was a normal guy who was in his house just standing up for himself, standing up for his family and paying the ultimate price for that.”
Catch the programme on the Crime and Investigation Network at 9pm on Sunday.
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